Duties for Workers

As a worker, you must take reasonable care to protect your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of other people who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

In order to meet this duty, workers must

(a) carry out the work in accordance with established safe work procedures as required by the act and the regulations;

(b) use or wear protective equipment, devices and clothing as required by the regulations;

(c) not engage in horseplay or similar conduct that may endanger yourself or another person;

(d) ensure that your ability to work without risk to your health or safety, or to the health or safety of any other person, is not impaired by alcohol, drugs or other causes;

(e) report to the supervisor or employer

  • any contravention of the act, the regulations or an applicable order of which you are aware; and
  • the absence of or defect in any protective equipment, device or clothing, or the existence of any other hazard, that you consider is likely to endanger you or anyone else;

(f) co-operate with the joint committee or worker health-and-safety representative for the workplace; and

(g) co-operate with the board, officers of the board and any other person carrying out a duty under the act or the regulations.

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